Realistic air traffic control, airport and flow management systems for simulations and training

Access best-in-class solutions to realistically model any ATC system

Simulations and validation

Do you want to carry out an airport or airspace simulation at your R&D centre? Do you need to train your air traffic controllers in techniques like time-based separation?

Whatever kind of simulation you need to carry out, EUROCONTROL can provide you with solutions adapted to your training, validation and research needs.

Drawing on over 50 years of experience in designing, developing and operating advanced air traffic control (ATC) and tower simulators, we have built two world-class platforms:

  1. ESCAPE for real-time en-route and approach ATC simulations;
  2. eDEP, a light-weight simulator for rapid prototyping that is a key component in our advanced integrated tower working position (ITWP).

Together, we can build an ATC or tower simulator or training system based on your requirements and further customised with plug-ins for a full-scale simulation environment.

A powerful real-time air traffic management platform to validate any scenario at any scale

With the affordable, SESAR-compliant ESCAPE platform, you can replicate any ATC system to validate any air traffic management (ATM) concept.

Provided free of charge (software only with an administration fee) for EUROCONTROL Member States, the solution has a modular design that enables a wide range of capabilities including controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC), high-fidelity aircraft performance, datalink and powerful human-machine interface (HMI) tool kit.


EUROCONTROL simulation capabilities and platform for experimentation

Lightweight platform ideal for research and rapid-prototyping

Our low-cost, lightweight ATM simulator, eDEP, is the perfect environment for your research, advanced concept projects and rapid prototyping. eDEP features all essential Tower and ATC functionalities and easily integrates more advanced features. The key component in our ITWP, it is also used by air navigation service providers (ANSPs), industrial partners and research institutes.


Early demonstration and evaluation platform

Expert support to get more from your simulators

All of our simulators can be adapted to your specific needs. You will also benefit from personalised support with installation and upgrades – either at our research centre in the Paris region or directly at your site. As a member of our user community, you can share best practices and suggest improvements during bi-annual meetings.


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